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on the floor. for decades, u.s. courts have allowed law enforcement to conduct aerial surveillance without a warrant. this is that sort of open spaces doctrine. i'm not saying it makes it right but the government has been doing it for decades. some of the courts have apparently ruled that what a person does in the open, even behind a back yard fence, can be seen from a passing airplane and is not protected by privacy laws. you know, i don't think i agree with that. if you're swimming in your pool in your back yard, if you're in your hot tub in your back yard, just because we have the technology to be able to see you in your hot tub, does that really mean they have a right to look at what you are doing in your back yard, so i don't really accept that. i think it has been abused and something that really we should be fighting against the surveillance state. advocates say predators are simply more effective than other planes. flying out of earshot and out of sight, a predator bee can watch a target for 20 hours nonstop, far longer than any police helicopter or manned aircraft. i would say the
at the end of the last congress. how to make a law. just read the look. and i recognize that you would hardly recognize that civics lesson if you see what's happening on the floor here today and over the last period of time. but i have enormous, enormous respect for the chairman of the appropriations committee. we sat on that committee together for a number of years. i appreciate that he wanted to bring a bill to the floor that honors the budget control act. i disagree with the tactic of putting a reinforcement of the sequester into the law. it exists. we have to do the sequester unless we can head it off. unless the safety of our troops and their training, our national security, the education of our children, the safety of our neighbors, unless that takes precedence over protecting tax breaks for corporate jets, businesses that send jobs overseas, the list goes on and i mentioned it now more than one time. so i urge my colleagues to think carefully about this vote. this isn't a vote to shut down government or not. that vote will come another time. the senate isn't going to accept this bill.
rid of the clearly obsolete voting rights act of 1965. >> the voting rights act has been the law of the land for nearly half a century helping to ensure that are notes are not -- minorities are not denied the right to vote. the law requires states with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before changing how they conduct elections. >> jon: like if you want a loan but have a history of bad credit you may need extra documentation or get a cosigner or if you want to move near a school and you are a sex offender, you have to thrawn by someone. [laughter] shelby county, alabama s leading the charge to strike what they consider to be an unfair provision of the voting rights act. they are hoping to become the jackie robinson's of people who historically disenfranchised people like jackie robinson. >> today shelby county alabama challenged the law at the supreme court. >> the america that elected barack obama is not the america of our parents and grandparents. >> jon: it's a completely different america. we have cell phones now and things cost more than a nickle. coca-cola
of lawfulness of the illegal operation directed against a u.s. citizen, a senior operational leader of al qaeda. or an associated force. this is committee confidential but it is not classified. the fact of the matter is it is a 16 page, very hostile and -- very thoughtful and very impressive opinion, and yet, it cannot go into the public domain. i cannot ask you about some of the factors of this opinion even here and i think that's a mistake. i think the world we are now living in is so different and precise that the legal underpinnings for action really are important. secondly, it is one thing for a president to ask for a legal opinion prior to something that is ongoing. maybe even on going. it seems to me that after words, -- after words, -- afterwards, we should have the opportunity to assess the legality of that and if necessary, be able to clarify law, change a law, do whatever a constitutional legislative body does. i would just ask you to take a look at this. we have now -- i just got a note. it has been release now because it was leaked first. so -- [chuckles] >> that is one way of get
or be in a position to consider this comprehensive response to our law enforcement that has already told us what they need. law enforcement does not take a partisan view in this. they just take a view what's going to help law enforcement, what's going to help us be safer. i think the senator and i came in from that position. thursday, the senate judiciary committee will continue our consideration of four measures to reduce gun violence. this issue, gun trafficking, straw purchases, was before the committee. what i am going to do is take my original trafficking bill, and i would tell the senators who are cosponsors and amend it with a text of the bipartisan compromise. i believe it approved the language already pending before the committee, provisions laid out in legislation are focused, they are commonsense remedies, and our bill does not affect lawful purchases from federal firearms licenseees, does not alter their rights and responsibilities, but our bill was drafted to request law enforcement to give needed tools to fight against the drug cartels, other criminals who threaten our communities.
, protect lives and supporting international law. with you of we must assist the genuine moderate and democratic forces in syria who are in dire need of help and who feel by abandoned by the international community. the longer this conflict guess on. the more human sufferingn persecution of minorities, radicalization and sectarianl radicalization and sectarianl despite the three compelling arguments, there will be those who say that britain should have nothing to do with jair.shu but we cannot look the other way while international law and human rights are out. we cannot step back from a crisis that could destabilizeed the heart of the mild east and the height of irresponsibility the height of irresponsibility our own security so i want to ex lane to the house today the next step in increasing ourport to the syrian people and i emphasized that there may have to be further steps. we have contributed nearly 140 million pounds in humanitarian aid so far. this is from food, clean drinking water, blankets, shelter for many tens ofer thousands of people.ns with the supporting of theor n
and furious, i was told by whistle blowers that there were gaps in federal laws concerning straw purchasers which should be addressed, and this is our opportunity to do it. mr. chairman, you have worked with me on your bill making many changes at my request. they have made the bill better and reduced the negative side effects of previous versions. i trust you think so as well because you have included the changes in the new bill. the new bill in your substitute amendment also included a revised bill by senators gillibrand and kirk on the subject of gun trafficking. those revisions also reflect changes that i asked senator gillibrand to make, and i think it would be worthwhile to outline all the changes that have been made to the bill since they were first introduced. i think they demonstrate good faith of the chairman and senator gillibrand. for instance, senator gillibrand's bill originally would have made it a federal crime to transfer two or more guns if that person knew that the result would be a violation of state or local law. that would have given states and localities a one-way ince
for sticking with us this hour. this weekend at harvard law school, the official who just stepped down as the top lawyer in the pentagon weighed in on the next big civil rights cases that are coming up before the supreme court. this month the court is going to be hearing arguments on same-sex marriage under the law. and former pentagon general counsel jay johnson told the black law students association at harvard, quote, our gay brothers and sisters who are in the struggle for marriage equality right now in the state legislatures and in the courts of this country are marching step by step the same road toward equal treatment under law that we know so well. their cause is our cause. he went on to explain his view that the impact of laws banning equal marriage rights would be particularly -- and are now particularly cruel and unfair, in his words, to people who are serving in the u.s. military. the same argument is made by iraq and afghanistan veterans of america in a brief that they have filed, along with a number of other former military officials with the supreme court about one of th
jurisdiction to get preapproval be from the federal government to get changing for the federal laws before those laws could be put into effect. host: you said it with a brooder law and that section five is a brooder part of it. guest: everyone sees it a critical part of the law. it puts the burden of proof on the state pfs before 1965, the courts or congress striked down oppression laws like in alabama, and al would ignore those rulings or implement a new measure. so this was a deter represent mechanism and there is nothing like it that is aiken to section 5. host: how crucial to do you see it as the major framework? guest: it was in 1965. it was needed because of the discrimination in the south. times have changed greatly. today it is no longer needed. if discrimination occurs, it can be remedied through section 2. that is a nationwide permanent pro vision that bans discrimination in the voting context. section 5 was put in place because local and state governments were trying to evade court decrees because it is no longer needed because there are there hasn't been any evasion in decades.
the supreme court. that's right. the law that banned the silencing of african americans is finally coming before our nation's foremost silent african-american. [laughter] of course, before the voting rights act black people were regularly kept from voting with roadblocks like literacy tests, poll taxes, and "you must be this white to vote" signs. [laughter] now that law is being challenged in the supreme court by shelby county, alabama. they argue that the law is unfair, because it applies only to states with histories of racial discrimination: alabama, arizona, georgia, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, parts of carolina, texas, virginia, and alaska, which has a sad history of discriminating against its african american population brian. [laughter] good guy. [ laughter ] he's a good guy. [laughter] but there's one key reason to strike this act down, as shelby -- there's one reason to get rid of this law as shelby county lawyer bert rein explained to the court. >> the problem to which the voting rights act was addressed is solved. >> stephen: you heard it, folks: racism is so
you can say it has worked anywhere else. what are we doing with this emergency manager law in michigan, and in detroit now specifically? what we're doing is giving up on the idea that we fix problems in america through a system of government that is called democracy. and we're giving it up for something that has no proven record of being any better. you lose democracy. you don't necessarily have any hope of fixing anything. why did you give up your deem democracy then? why this is not a bigger national story still blows my mind. r have staying power... or just seem to fade away, day by day? don't compromise. new vidal sassoon pro series from the original salon genius. starts vibrant, stays vibrant. precision mix formula saturates each strand for 100% gray coverage. hydrablock conditioner helps fight fade out for up to 8 weeks. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to vibrant color like this. new vidal sassoon pro series salon genius. brilliantly priced. [ woman ] too weak. wears off. been there. tried that. ladybug body milk? no thanks. [ female announcer ] stop searc
law professor and government contracts law expert who was on the wartime contract commission on iraq and afghanistan wrote a memo describing all the ways in which the federal government can legally cut spending. and service contracts. it's very important especially in the context of the department of defense. in the last 10 years, spending on service contracts in the department of defense have more than doubled. from 72 billion per year to over to a hundred billion per year, just in the last 10 years. during that same time, in-house personnel costs have been effectively flat. he estimates that government- wide, 70%, to 90% of all sequestration spending cuts could easily come from service contracts. not exercising options, terminating for convenience, negotiating with the contractors not to continue with every option in their contracts. so it's not true that once a contract -- once money has been obligated to a contract that it is required to be spent. it's only when the work has already been done. host: i assume that the argument you are making to the administration. he would like to
. it will not be happening for at least 30 days because that is a period of time by law that federal employees need to be notified that their subject to furlough. that is casting little bit of a different feel about this. host: here is the baltimore sun -- the social security administration said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without spending habits -- sending any of its full-time employees home. guest: that is a good example of how agencies will determine on a one by one basis of how they will deal with this. you heard the defense department saying that it was a lot that as soon as it was possible, they were going to furlough employes one day each week. that is a 20% pay cut for civilian employees at the defense department. each agency will have autonomy in how they implement these cuts. each agency is going to release their plan on an individual basis. host: what about benefits? guest: this will affect -- will not impact retirement plans or insurance. for employers -- employees that received a match, if you're not putting as much pate, you'll not be contributing as much to your
they would know that -- >> pretty sure isn't good enough a court of law. >> caller: well, i'm pretty sure they wouldn't do this without knowing the full consequences -- >> stephanie: well, we were talking about [ inaudible ]. you are right, it's a tough, but this guy -- >> caller: but he defected. he renounced his citizenship. these are not rights that are guarantees to you, regardless no matter what. eventually you come to a point where you give up these rights. >> but sometimes you get the wrong guy, and do we want to live in a country like that? >> caller: it could happen, but i'm just saying you know, i just believe in the greater -- you know, in the end -- i -- i just don't think that this hypothetical situation would really come true first of all, and i think people are just really overreacting. >> stephanie: i'm with you on that. jim you were even saying maybe we should have brought osama bin laden to trial -- you know what i'm fine. >> caller: even the guy that we executed and accidentally killed his 16-year-old son, it was like this guy renounced his citizensh
the country. these are for laws that will the people protecting our country and protect our national security. while that is occurring, the only work being done on sequester in the white house is being done in the press corps. the senate took up a bill yesterday that actually sets of sequester and replaces it with more spending. the cbo scores the bill as a $7.2 billion increase in spending the cbo scored the senate's homework as failing. the house has passed two bills and they are both on the house armed services committee website and they both replaced sequester with responsible cuts and both system and our national security and reduce overall spending. the president's team on sequester has said it is irresponsible and reckless and wrong and dangerous. we agree. in my community, wright-patterson air force base, 3000 people are facing furloughs my community is listed as number 3 in the nation that will be impacted by sequestration, men and women who get up and go to work every day to protect our national security. the president has broken his promise today to the american people and begins w
suggests that states with more gun control laws have fewer gun-related deaths. researchers at boston's children's hospital found in states with the most gun control laws there was a 42% lower gun death rate than states with the least number of laws. now, the study's lead author is among the doctor's calling for tougher gun legislation, and a senate committee will begin discussing gun control laws today, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords brought her fight back to tucson wednesday. she and her husband made their first public appearance at the grocery store where jared loughner opened fire two years ago. she was wounded. six others were killed. she urged senators to support tougher gun control laws. >> be bold. be courageous. please support background checks. thank you very much. >> giffords and kelly recently founded a group aimed at stopping gun violence. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now a big reward for yahoo!'s ceo. and facebook's news >>> asian stocks were mostly gets a new look today. erica ferrari is here in new york with that and more. good mornin
the cpr. i did some research and found out even under the california good samaritan law, the nurse would have been covered by the culpability, we're unsure if she would have been fired for violating the protocol. >>> eye know you'll have more for us later on. >> vice president joe biden joined a gathering in selma, alabama. a commemoration, the day known as bloody sunday. it was 48 years ago this month, when alabama state troopers and others attacked a peaceful march. the group was marching from selma, to montgomery, in support of what would become the voting rights act. victor blackwell is live from selma where you've got a sizeable gathering behind you there. victor, voting rights is back in the forefront because of a new case before the u.s. supreme court. vice president biden, will he and any others be addressing that? >> yes, the vice president spoke at a brunch a few moments ago and the man on the stage behind us is a special counsel with the naacp legal defense fund. he argued alongside donald verilli, the u.s. solicitor general in front of the supreme court to uphold the reauthor
will be supportive. it is the deal that i made. our additional cut on top of that, by law, until congress takes the sequester a way, we would have to abide by those additional cuts. there is no reason why we should nhave another crisis like shutting the government down. >> even at the lower levels, even if you -- >> i never want to make myself 100% clear with you guys, but i think it is fair to say that i made the deals for a certain budget, there is no reason why that deal needs to be reopened. it is a deal that the speaker made as well and all of the leadership may. a bill that arrives on my desk reflects that commitment that we previously made. i will sign it because i need to make sure that we keep doing what we need to for the american people. >> can you have them down here and refused to let them leave the room? [laughter] >> jessica, i am not a dictator. i am the president. ultimately, if mitch mcconnell or john boehner say they're going to go, i can't have secret service block the doorway. i understand. i know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom that has been floating aro
: a tale of two states." it's about how tougher laws are forcing californians to buy guns in nevada. >>> the oakland tribune has the story new law has schools scram j for supplies. it's about a new california law banning school fees for classroom items and activities and requiring students to bring their own materials needed for school. the law was created after the state was sued over the fees. california's constitution guarantees the right to a free public education. >>> income inequality in america has received renewed attention with president obama's push for a higher minimum wage. that proposal has been roundly opposed by republicans who say it will kill jobs. but my next guest argues in a new op-ed the gop should lead the charge against inequality with major tax reforms and investing in our infrastructure. joining me now is sheila bair, former share woman of the fdic and offer of "bull by the horns." sheila, a welcome i tell you i love the title of your op-ed. you add one vowel and it changes everything. i love that. with party to parody. you're argument really focuses on how
, elected officials, educators, law enforcement officials and leaders from the private and public sector, all of whom have traveled here from washington, dc from sacramento and all over the bay area. so thank you for being here today. we are grateful for an opportunity to come together with you to create schools and communities where young people are healthy and safe and feel welcome and they are allowed to learn and they are allowed to thrive. this day is devoted to help all of us deepen our understanding of this issue of the problem through data, through research, through anecdotes, to put real solutions in place, to comply with new state and draw laws on bullying and to measure our progress. it's a promise we want to join you in keeping to our children and our youth in california. some of you know that we started this summit yesterday with a screening of the documentary film, bully, to 3,000 students in san francisco from san francisco's public schools. the superintendent of schools you're going to hear from in a minute, he was there, i know ter theresa sparks was there, i was so
. >> to make it to responses, justice breyer. the first one focuses on the operation of the law and the consequences that flow from it. i do not think shelby county or alabama got to bring a successful challenge on the basis that it ought not to have covered arizona or alaska. the statute has been a mechanism. those jurisdictions can build themselves out of it and if they do and it doesn't work, they may very well have a challenge they can bring to the law. that doesn't justify given the structure of the law that there's a tailored mechanism. >> i don't understand the distinction between facial and a supplied and they talk about formula. as applied to shelby county are covered because of the formula, so they challenge as applied to them. i'm not even sure what your position is on the formula. if the formula congruent and proportional today? review had this reverse engineering argument? >> congress' decision to reenact it was congruent and proportional. >> to the problem was the formula congruent and proportionate? >> the court has found four different times at the formula in the
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't those types? >> yes, but making it a law bounding, requiring the treasury department to actually take action i think would make a difference. >> okay. that's my only question. thanks, mr. chairman. >> thank you. we go now to ms. gabbard. >> thank you to our panel here for being here today. i represent the second congressional district in hawaii, which as we have seen for the last couple of lunches, experts have testified that hawaii a low whistle of our northwestern states are within range within missile range of north korea. so this is an issue that's very real for us, not only as a state but also because of our military presence there and strategic location within our national defense. i'm wondering your view of what the current estimate is realistically of when north korea may have a warhead missile combination that could strike the united states, as well as your assessment of our missile defense and we can do to prevent this from occurring, or at least slowing down their progress? >> well, i believe they are quite a ways from having that capability, congresswoman. i was talking ab
a big lobby now and are selling them to other countries. selling them to law enforcement agencies within the united states. so it is all about money, really. i think it was a wise political move by senator paul. that's because he will force other republicans who don't necessarily agree with him to take the floor with him. it ended up being a political win. host: in the new york times this morning is this picture of the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, with the attorney general william holder -- excuse me, eric holder. the article and attached to the picture says the senators are present eric holder on the use of military force. here's a little of what is he had to say. this was wednesday. [video clip] >> i think what you'll hear from the president in the short amount of time is -- we talked about the need for greater transparency in what we share, about. i'm really confident that if the american people had access to choices and some of this stuff can not be shared, but at least the representatives of the american people, if members of the intelligence committee would h
their dreams. go to legalzoom.com today and make your business dream a reality. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. the only thing republicans want more than getting out social security and entitlements is not compromising with the president. that seems to be the case to me. they are being handed this. the president said we will go with you and make the cuts and they said no, we don't want them. >> to understand the republican position you have to understand that their major objective goals one, two, and three is shielding high income people from any tax increase. that's where it hits. they also say they are for smaller government, but since they as you suggest and you do as well, don't want to touch the entitlements for ten years and then after that probably another ten years. that doesn't leave a lot, but they are wacking away with the budget and tends to fall on low income people. >> i disagree entirely. republicans don't want to cut entitlements and i would argue they want to save entitlements. that's what you see in house republican budgets that have passed the house. >> by makin
're going to see more things like this. >> this is sort of torts 101, the class that all the law students not planning on doing this kind of law, now have to take towardrts, but it does for different set of business practices. some of the things bp is being charged with, withholding crucial information from the government, consistent patterns of misreporting and a false impression of what was happening on the drilling project, right. this isn't about, oops, we made a mistake. this is about a consistent pattern of discourse that was untrue. >> finally somebody is being put on trial in terms of a large corporation for doing something wrong and to harm the american people and our ecosystem, right? and so in an age right now where we have corporations are too big to fail. we have to figure out how to help them so they don't destroy the rest of our economy is refreshing on one point to see that someone is actually going to trial and will have to answer a question in a courtroom who is responsible? what did you do and what didn't you do in response to this? >> elizabeth warren kept asking is wh
districts by law just about now. and even the virginia senators, they have no interest in voting against this. the state government is not their government, and they are going to lose -- they're going to lose votes if they do not re-enact the voting rights act. even the name of it is wonderful. who is going to vote against that in the future? >> this time it was justice elena kagan who rebutted his arguments in her exchange with the shelby county attorney. listen to this. >> you said the problem has been solved, but who gets to make that judgment really? is it you, is it the court, or is it congress? >> well, it's certainly not me. >> that's a good answer. i was hoping you would say that. >> but i think the question is congress can examine it, congress makes a record, it is up to the court to determine whether the problem indeed has been solved and whether the new problem, if there is one -- >> well, that's a big, new power that you are giving us, that we have the power now to decide whether racial discrimination has been solved? >> dale, it occurs to me that justice scalia has had that
the health care law, obamacare. he got his stimulus. and he was just on a roll. and then the house republicans were elected and brought some balance to government, and he has really been frustrated with that. >>steve: sure. you know what his recipe to success is going to be? he's going to do his best to make you guys in the republican party on capitol hill look like nitwits, incompetents and bad guys. he's trying to right now with the sequester. >> he wants to play the role of santa claus where he promises everything to everyone despite the fact that we don't have any money to do that. and we are trying to be responsible. you're right; with the sequester, look, any time you reduce spending, you're going to have an impact. it's going to be an impact in my district. but he has tried to oversell this. and i believe he has purposefully making it as painful as possible instead of cutting waste. he's putting -- he's protecting waste so he can have the pain for workers in programs to make his political point. why doesn't he cut some waste? are we that efficient where there's no waste in t
of racial equality. of course, achieving racial equality required applications of laws, metrics and approaches that are race conscious. universities committed to diverse student bodies need to consider the ethnicity of their applicants and school districts committed to integration need to monitor and track the racial makeup of their student body. the roberts' court conservative justices have no decent from this. roberts proclaimed he found the intense involve innocent in achieving that an icky business. it is a sordid business. this divvying us up by race. roberts with the factual declaration the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. that sentence is a perfect distillation of the jurisprudence on race with the adolescent soft history. it's a short distance from that reasoning to asking why there isn't a white history month? roberts' history of color blindness requires the courts to simply ignore or forget the actual history of institutions and laws and traditions and cultures. the lived experience of human beings embedded
which the president signed into law two years ago this month have already extended the life of the medicare trust fund to at least 2024. going forward the budgettary challenges posed by the medicare program will be largely contingent on the pace of health care costs. now, a balanced approach to addressing our fiscal challenges must also recognize the importance of timing. the recovery is still fragile. weak growth in europe and asia are eliminating our exports. consumption remains constrained as households are still recovering from the loss of $16 trillion of wealth from the financial crieses. -- crisis. we haven't regained all of the $16 trillion that was lost although we've made substantial progress. fiscal policy should remain the focus in supporting the ongoing recovery. at the same time, we should stake steps to address the deficit in a balanced way in the intermediate and long-term. the sequester is poorly timed and badly targeted. before the sequester, i used to say that we faced two risks when it comes to the government budget. on the one hand, we can lower the defic
authorization bill that gave them the opportunity to start more important programs. that was signed into law last december. unless you fund it, they are still hamstrung. if we do a cr for the rest of the year or an omnibus or some kind of funding mechanism that does not give them the appropriations and the authority to move funds from one area to another, it severely impacts them. one of the greatest concerns we have is readiness. i know that we have troops that are being trained to go to the war theater and they are not receiving the same training they did just a year ago because those funds had been cut. if we do not pass that appropriations bill they will be cut further. i was told by the secretary of the army that he is going to have to cut 40% out of his operating maintenance account. this cannot be allowed to happen. >> is it a problem for your efforts that there seems to be a mixed message within your own party, that many people are saying let the cuts go ahead. many of them are saying defense cuts -- we need them. i heard a lot of people saying things that are not in line with what
and superintendent with permission from the state board and state superintendent to ask for a waiver from state laws for innovative programs. we called it an innovation law or the flex law. its passed both chambers. and went to conference committee and at the conference committee level, a nine page bill became a 28 page bill and it still had the flex components, but then this whole new concept of a tuition tax credit program was added. >> i've heard you call this an anti-public education bill. but as i understand it and please correct me if i'm wrong, it's not just to send them to another private school. they could send them to another successful public school district, could they not? >> that is an option. i don't think i've used that term. i think that that is one of the criticisms of the bill. and let me tell you, we in the education community understand that we need to address the problem of low performing schools. and there were several other bills pending that would have addressed that. so we have problems with how this legislation was enacted, buts also we're not sure it's going to produce th
. they find it advantageous to process and grow food or it's cheaper in countries where the environmental laws are weaker than they could have an easier time dictating policies. increasingly our foods are being produced in these countries. if you're talking about organics, it is difficult to verify that in the united states that the product is meeting the standard. we can imagine how this is happening in places like china. >> in much of this and other programs online that booktv.org. >> we have allowed a human rights nightmare took her on our watch. in the years since doctor king's death, a system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and jim crow law. a system of mass incarceration that has doctor king turning in his grave. the mass incarceration of poor people of color in the united states is paramount to a new caste system, one that schulz young people to decrepit schools and brand-new high-tech prisons. it is a system that locks people into a permanent status, it is, in my view, the moral equivalent of jim crow. >> booktv's first online book club with michelle
embarrassed by a mistake. the justice department would be all over this, a hate crime, and law center would issue a paper how this was a hate group. and elaine chao is not from china, she is from taiwan, it's stupid. >> clayton: ignoranignorant. like any good husband, standing up for your wife. >> alisyn: as you know, mayor bloomberg offered an edict to try to make people healthier in new york at least he satisfies that's the go-- he says that's the goal. i don't think this was an unintended consequence of the mayor, but what ended up happening is that all sorts of soda makers now have to completely retrofit all the equipment that you see they now -- they make 16.9 ounce drinks, now, they have to change their bottles, change their equipment to the tune of millions of dollars to make 16 ounce drinks. >> tucker: wouldn't it just be cheaper for soda makers to make the case against this unilateral and deranged edict from mayor bloomberg and make the point there's no scientific evidence that it will make people thinner. people who drink sugary drinks are on average thinner than those who drink d
of school. he traveled south to join the civil rights movement after law school and he met her then. she worked on his first campaign. she would later become his first congressional higher, the first -- hire, the first her city hired on his congressional staff. ready soon, john conyers found out that pretty soon, john conyers found out that people were visiting the office to see rosa parks and not john conyers. [laughter]how about this mr. president? one day she went to him and said she wanted to thank him for allowing her to be honored all over the country and would be willing to take a pay cut for time away from the office. [laughter]because of the leadership of the congressional black caucus and that of leader reid, rosa parks was the first woman to lie in state in the rotunda of the capitol of united states -- of the united states. [applause]on her birth, her mother had song of letting freedom ring. how proud her mother would be to see her baby eulogized at her passing by two presidents, former president clinton and future president barack obama. [applause]imagine that. i had the pr
of the voting rights act, which gives the federal government the right to negate local and state election laws in certain areas of the country, mostly in the south, if they believe it will disenfranchise minorities and the vice president has said he didn't realize that these fights would have to be fought over and over. yesterday i spoke with one of the attorneys for the naacp defense fund and he is arguing this case in front of the supreme court along donald varrili. justice scalia said this amounts to racial entitlement. here's his response to that claim. >> from the perspective of a civil rights lawyer and an american it completely denies our history. for more than a century of persistent discrimination. discrimination that stood in the face of the constitution. it's an answer to promisess that went unkept for over 100 years. the voting act rights captures what is best in america. the idea that we should all be able to participate in the democracy. >> there were 98 senators in 2006 who voted to reauthorize the voting rights act of 1965, including joe biden and every senator from the states
weight and tumbles into the void. >> the bedroom floor just collapsed, and my brother-in-law is in there. he's underneath the house. >> reporter: that's apparently what happened on thursday night when bush and his bedroom suddenly disappeared into the sinkhole. >> all i could see was the top of his bed. i didn't see nothing else. i jumped into the hole and tried digging him out. i couldn't get him. all i could hear -- i thought i could hear him screaming for me hollering for me. i couldn't do nothing. >> reporter: as this point bush is presumed dead. officials say once the house is cleared away they hope to get a better look at that sinkhole and figure out the best way to fill and stabilize it. they say even then they will not be able to go into the sinkhole and recover bush's body. charlie and norah? >> manuel thanks. cbs contributor is a physics professor at state university of new york. explain to us sinkholes and why florida is especially susceptible. >> even for florida where sinkholes are common this was the godzilla of sinkholes. we're talking about the f
you. in arkansas today, lawmakers have given that state the most restrictive abortion law in the country. abortions will be banned after the 12th week of pregnancy with few exceptions. governor mike beebee insists the law is unconstitutional, but the legislature overroad his veto today. six days after pope benedict stepped down, the cardinals appear in no hurry to replace him. they let another day pass without setting a date for the election and now, as mark phillips tells us, they've taken a vow of silence. >> reporter: the cardinals' meetings and their discussions of the church's many troubles are so sensitive they've been told not to talk about them the outside world. >> let's go! bye-bye. >> reporter: though not even donning civilian disguise and trying to escape by bicycle as french cardinal philippe barbarin did could avoid the questions. pressure of another kind is rising as well. >> we're here today to list the dirty dozen. >> reporter: barbara doris of the group representing victims of priestly child abuse presented a list of cardinals the group finds unacceptable
's insanity defense laws before their clients enters a plea. colorado law says the defendant who pleads not guilty by reason of insanity must cooperate with court appointed psychiatrists which james holmes' attorneys say could violate his rights not to incriminate himself. holmes is charged with multiple counts of first degree murder and attempted murder in the july shooting rampage. two women in poland being hailed as heros after driver fainted and dramatic rescue was all caught on camera. [screams] >> that is scary. 20 passengers on board screamed in panic as they watched the driver fall out of his seat. two women sprung into action and took control of the wheel. the bus swerved all over the wheel narrowly missing oncoming traffic. the women eventually regained control and stopped the bus. amazingly no one was hurt. the driver was taken to the hospital for tests. florida firefighters come to the rescue of a baby raccoon who got a can stuck on his head. the animal was dropped off outside the coral spring fire station with a note saying the racoon was in a dumpster got stuck in a can an
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